The world’s greatest record shops picked by Primal Scream, Paul Weller, Patti Smith & more


From Q Magazine:

Bobby Gillspie, Primal Scream
“My favourite record shop was Stand Out Records in Notting Hill Gate, London. It had a doorway like a church and when you walked in there two counters, one on the left and one on the right, and you either brought records from one or the other. It was a psychedelic, garage shop, I used go there just to hang out to chat. I mostly brought my records from the counter on right! It shut two-and-a-half years ago and it really affected me. I loved that shop. At the moment I go to Rough Trade East a lot, along with Flashback and Haggle Vinyl on Essex Road in London. But I really miss Stand Out!”

Paul Weller
“I have to pick two. Rough Trade and Sister Ray in London. There ain’t many left anyway but they’re my two favourites. They’ve both got great people working there, very knowledgeable. They’ve got everything, man. There have been so many times that I’ve gone into those shops after one record and come out with ten records I’ve never heard before and I love that.”

Geoff Barrow, Portishead
“Prime Cuts on Gloucester Road in Bristol is a brilliant record shop for tracking down anything rare. It’s in the basement of a second hand furniture shop. For new releases, I love Rise [also in Bristol]. They’re really proactive, always supporting new acts, putting bands on.”

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